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Film Review: The Swimmer (1968)

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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.

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I recently got the desire to check out some older films from the 60’s. One in particular … Continue reading

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Film Review: Enter the Dragon (1973)

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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

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A film as monumental as Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” really needs no introduction. It was the summit of martial artist Bruce Lee’s career.  Still to this day it stands as one of the greatest martial arts films ever made. But more so, it stands as a staple … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knight of the Dead (2013)

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Hunted by raiders, a band of crusading knights escort the holy grail through a valley of black death where they must hack and slash their way to freedom.

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Knight of the Dead, honestly I would have thought that it wouldn’t have taken almost 50 years to make this bad pun into a movie. The question remains, is it going to live up the name that it so clearly ripped off, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Married A Monster From Outer Space (1958)

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“Bill Farrell marries lovely Marge Bradley, but almost from the start he is acting strange. For one thing he doesn’t drink any alcohol and even more peculiar, he almost acts like he doesn’t have any emotions. A year into their marriage, Marge still feels that there is something strange about him. The thing that really disturbs her is the fact that after a year of marriage, she can’t seem to get pregnant. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beauty And The Beast (1946)

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“AdĂ©laĂŻde, Belle, FĂ©licie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father’s merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but AdĂ©laĂŻde and FĂ©licie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strait-Jacket (1964)

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“When Lucy Harbin arrives early from a trip, she sees her husband with his mistress sleeping in her bed, so she kills them with an ax. Her little daughter Carol witnesses the murder. After twenty years in an asylum, Lucy is released by her Doctor Anderson and her brother Bill Cutler brings her back to her farm where he lives with his wife and Carol. Lucy meets her estranged daughter and she … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

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Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil’s soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin’s initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

REVIEW:

While the much anticipated release of another film to join the Exorcist franchise fell short, it still had some jarring moments incorporated within its smart but “somewhat” lacking plot line. That film is “Exorcist: The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Facility (2012)

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Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Film Review: Unidentified (2013)

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After an ill-fated weekend of gambling in Las Vegas, four friends on the run from a loan shark find themselves stranded in the Nevada desert. But debt troubles may be the least of their worries when the group discovers that something unearthly may be stalking them.

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In this day and age found footage films are essentially a dime a dozen with quite a few of them seeing DTV release every month and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From The Quadead Zone (1987)

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Bobby’s mother reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead son. The first tells of a family and their food shortage issues. The second story features a zombie clown from Hell. When we finally return to Shirley, she kills her hot-headed boyfriend, and there’s a bloody finale as the cops arrive.

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The legend of Chester Novell Turner is a strange & compelling one indeed. Way…WAY back in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellbenders (2012)

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Following the exploits of a band of misfit, fallen ministers known as The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints as they gallantly throw the very forces of evil back to hell.

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Directed By: J.T. Petty
Starring: Clifton Collins Jr, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon

Hellbenders is based upon a graphic novel of the same title directed by the author that delivered this gem from its initial print conception. Original, … Continue reading

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Film Review: 7E (2013)

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A young man struggles with unexplained events inside of a New York apartment where tenants are not who they appear to be.

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When a title like 7E comes up it instinctively makes me thing of movies such as 1408 and Apartment 1303, which are movies where the rooms themselves are haunted by a paranormal entity. This is not the case with 7E; this movie is an indirect and complex psychological thriller. … Continue reading

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Film Review: WNUF Halloween Special (2013)

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Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the ‘WNUF Halloween Special’ is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist, Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead of Nite (2013)

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When an investigative team arrives on the scene of the ill-fated Jericho Manor to record an episode for their internet show Seeing is Believing they soon realize there is something more sinister on hand than any of them could have bargained for.

REVIEW:

“It’s not just ghosts that go bump in the night…”

Directed By: SJ Evans
Starring: Tony Todd, Joseph Millson, Cicely Tennant, Claudio Pacifico, Suzi Lorraine, Simone Kaye

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Film Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

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Emmet Brickowoski is an everyday, ordinary, Lego construction worker. He lives life as President Business wants all the citizens of Lego Land to live. It’s a peaceful life. Everything is awesome. However, President Business – or, rather, Lord Business – has other plans. He is set to rule the entire Lego universe when he unleashes the Crakle on Taco Tuesday. A small band of heroes comprising of Vitruvius, Wyldstyle, Uni-Kitty and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Do You Like My Basement? (2012)

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A psychopath named Stanley (who believes that he is a filmmaker) grabs a video camera, subdues a couple and takes over their house, and then proceeds to invite wannabe actors to the house to audition for a movie he is making. What they don’t know is that the movie is a snuff film and they are the stars.

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I had never heard of Do You Like My Basement? Before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinwalker Ranch (2013)

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A scientific research team investigates and documents the supernatural phenomena surrounding the disappearance of a cattle ranchers 10 year old son. Inspired by true events that shocked the paranormal community around the world.

REVIEW:

The directorial debut of actor Devin McGinn (“Crash Course with Shaun White”), our latest offering is yet another found footage film.  What should naturally follow this dubious declaration is a long-winded diatribe burning up 100 words or so with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Holy Ghost People (2013)

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When her sister falls in with a group of religious fanatics known as The Church of One Accord Charlotte gets help from a troubled ex-Marine named Wayne to infiltrate the community to find her.

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In my opinion there is nothing creepier than scary religious people who are willing to do anything (including torture and murder) in the name of God. Some of these people are sincere in their … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Prophecy (1995)

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The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

REVIEW:

While it may not fall into Walken’s greatest works, it certainly is one of his most memorable. Walken carried forth his reoccurring role as Gabriel into not 1 but 3 films in the “Prophecy” franchise. Movies of this … Continue reading

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Film Review: All Hallows’ Eve (2013)

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While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids’ trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn’t long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth… the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.

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Film Review: Dard Divorce (2007)

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What started with a routine divorce between Natalie Stein and her husband Tim, will soon take a turn into the unexpected and evolve into scenes of torture, bloodshed and slaughter.

REVIEW:

You’ve got to hand it to the German horror movie-makers, they know what they’re doing and constantly pushing the envelope. No matter the budget (or the quality), there’s a certain level of extreme horror that we’ve come to expect from the … Continue reading

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